I run FSX on a multimedia screamer (Intel Core2 Extreem dual-core processor with 2.66GHz 1066 FSB and 8Mb cache, 4Gb SDRAM @ 667MHz, Dual 1Gb NVIDIA GeForce7950 GX2 Dual GPU Graphics Card Quad SLI, etc.).
I installed a couple of humongous scenery/terrain packages; and now it takes FOREVER to load any flight, whether or not the flight is in the region covered by these big packages. This is true both before and after installing FSX_SP1.
I have the box unchecked in the Scenery Library that says: "Empty scenery cache on exit"; but apparently I cannot cache scenery previously selected in Settings. I would want to do that, since I have a 1.5Tb hard drive.
Might anyone have a solution?
"Might anyone have a solution?"
I've no solution.. But what are the titles of these humongous scenery/terrain packages? I'd like to withstand the temptation.
I have no beef with large, beautiful scenery/terrain files. My problem is that I cannot retain the loaded scenery in cache even when changing a flight let alone exiting FSX.
The biggest culprit is a MegaScenerySOCAL folder that's 5.9Gb on disk. One work-around for the Southern California (LA-SD) region is to use AVSIM's library "Los Angeles Southeast, California - Photo Scenery ", with the folder name SLI2006_LR, that is 70.9 Mb extracted.
But, again, my problem is retaining these files somewhere once they've loaded so I don't have to re-load them.
Any ideas, y'all?
A similar thing has been noticed by users of Horizon's VFR Scenery for FSX, including myself, so it seems it's related to large chunks of scenery in general and not a specific product.
What works for the Horizon scenery is to simply disable it in the Scenery settings when you're not flying in it. A bit of a bind having to keep switching it in and out, but it's quicker than waiting for the scenery that you're not flying in to load!
Excellent workaround, Mark.
You're welcome 🙂
It sounds like a bug in FSX to me. There's no reason for it to even try and load that scenery, unless it's not actually trying to load it, but scanning the entire scenery library.